I am sure those who aren’t on Snapchat intentionally don’t want to be on the platform. But it is all fun and chatty there. The snaps, streaks, and all the good vibes. Did I mention the slang that keeps evolving daily? A good one is ‘ND,’ whose meaning you probably know.
‘ND‘ on Snapchat is a short form for ‘and.’ Yes! As simple as that. I know you thought its long-form is a two-letter word. And the conjunction is what it means.
It is funny how some of these abbreviations and their meanings are known to us. But they can make us overthink and still not demystify them. ‘ND’ is among those that can make you take a painkiller for nothing.
The article described the abbreviation in detail. Please keep reading to know how it is used, its replies, and other meanings that can be applicable on and outside Snapchat.
What Is ‘ND’?
‘ND‘ in its extended form is ‘and.’ For instance, a Snapchat user commonly says ‘ND’ when adding extra information to a previous statement.
It is a fantastic way of continuing a conversation depending on your discussion. If someone says ‘ND’ on Snapchat, they add more details you need to know to keep the conversation flowing.
This is one of the simplest acronyms to get its long-form from its pronunciation. But, it can escape your mind that you could do it this way. Even if you know that it could mean ‘and’ but are unsure, you are probably hoping it could begin with ‘A.’
It is different in this case, but this shouldn’t be rocket science if you are sharp.
How Is ‘ND’ Used on Snapchat?
You can use ‘ND’ as you would in a one-on-one conversation or on the phone with someone. It is a way of continuing a discussion by adding more information. It could be the details the other party asked for or new information to them that can spark a new conversation.
It shows that you want to continue the conversation with the other party. If you notice that your current discussion on Snapchat is about to end, you can use ‘ND’ to give more information you think could prolong it.
‘ND’ in your Snapchat conversation should keep the ball rolling between you and the other party.
‘ND’ is a casual way to express the need for a conversation to continue by giving more information. Avoid using it in professional discussions, whether on or outside Snapchat. You want to remain formal, and so should your language. Keep it within your casual circles.
When To Use ‘ND’ on Snapchat
‘ND’ is an informal way of continuing a conversation. It is accompanied by extra information. The other party will respond to the ‘added details’ and keep the conversation flowing. Check out some instances when you can use ‘ND’ on Snapchat:
- When casually chatting with someone and you want the conversation to continue.
- If giving basic information, that doesn’t have to continue the conversation; for instance, Ben, Ken, nd Jack will be going with us to the mall next weekend.
- The circumstances for using ‘ND’ are similar to its long-form uses. You can use them the same way you would in written or spoken text as the dictionary meaning.
How To Reply to ‘ND’ on Snapchat
First, here’s something to know: replying to Snapchat isn’t by force. As the account owner, you choose what to do with the texts you receive.
Sometimes, when someone sends you a Snapchat text with ‘ND,’ it doesn’t need a reply. Or its response can be as simple as ‘Okay or thanks.’ In some situations, it can trigger a relevant question or further statements to keep the conversation going.
So, in this case, the replies should be relevant to the discussion. And it could be as snaps, emoticons, Bitmojis, or text messages.
Other Meanings of ‘ND’
‘ND’ could also be the long-form for:
- No Drugs
- North Dakota
- Negligent Discharge
It is applied in the field of Science, Medicine, ICT, Geography, and many others.
Last Few Words
Snapchat slang can be simple like ‘ND’ or complicated like some I have explained on different posts on the site. It might have been tricky to guess its meaning, but you will laugh at yourself when you discover that it is a short form for ‘and.’